Finance Investment and Risk Committee
- Chair – Christopher Edwards
- Peter Fekete
- Alan Lahiff
- Andrew Matthews
Christopher Edwards FCA, CPA, BSc(Econ) with Hons, GAICD
Treasurer and Chair of Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Committee
Mr Chris Edwards is a senior finance executive with both Australian and international experience in CFO roles mostly in the financial services sector with companies including HSBC, Prudential Insurance and Colonial First State. He has also worked in the IT industry and at QANTAS.
In addition to financial responsibilities, Mr Edward’s roles have included responsibility for strategic and business planning, risk, internal audit/compliance, property management, investment management, customer service, and IT.
Mr Edwards has focussed on supporting the strategic and commercial operations of organisations by improving transparency of performance, ensuring that business decisions are based on sound analysis, prioritising scarce resources and by identifying risks together with minimising, monitoring and controlling their potential impact.
Mr Edwards holds a BSc(Econ) with Hons from the London School of Economics and trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London, migrating to Sydney on qualifying. Mr Edwards is a member of CPA Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Mr Peter Fekete BBus, FCA
Peter Fekete is a member of the Audit, Finance, Investment & Risk Committee of the Stroke Foundation. Peter was a Partner in the firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers from 1984 until his retirement in 2009, specialising in audit and corporate advisory services to a wide range of national and international listed entities.
Peter served as Honorary Treasurer of the Victoria Racing Club for eight years and is a current Board member of that club. Peter also currently serves as Chairman or Board member for a number of non-listed entities in the media and hospitality industries.
Alan Lahiff is a member of the Audit, Finance, Investment and Risk Committee of the Stroke Foundation.
Alan is a senior consultant at PwC and has been with PwC for 7 and a half years, doing mainly external and internal audits specialising in the information technology general controls (ITGCs) audits.
Alan went to the University of Melbourne and graduated with a commerce degree majoring in accounting and management. He then went on to do a graduate diploma of chartered accounting (CA). He is currently about to study a certified information systems auditor (CISA).
Alan suffered a stroke in March 2015 and has since recovered much of his right leg and part of his right arm. He attends a fortnightly stroke chat with the people from the Young Stroke Survivors Group (YSSG).
In his spare time he likes to cook and bake, follow the NFL (American gridiron), and follow the political news.
Mr Andrew Matthews FIAA, BCom, MSOD, GAICD
Mr Andrew Matthews is an executive leader with experience in finance, actuarial and organisational development. Andrew is currently Chief Actuary of Medibank Private Limited with responsibilities for governance, capital management and pricing. He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services in roles including: as a Partner at Ernst & Young, in a range of leadership roles in actuarial practice across IAG and CGU Insurance, National Mutual, Trowbridge Consulting and the Transport Accident Commission.
Mr Matthews passionately believes in connecting the commercial and the humanistic; the contemporary and the indigenous; and the diversity of teams to create an environment for growth. He is a stroke survivor after experiencing a stroke in 2016 and benefitting from the support of The Stroke Foundation.
Mr Matthews holds a BCom from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Science (Organizational Development) from Pepperdine University in California, and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia. Mr Matthews is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds an accreditation in executive coaching.